Andrey KAVUN
Андрей КАВУН
Russia, 2009, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
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 Kandahar / Kandagar / Otages à Kandahar


Directed by : Andrey KAVUN (Андрей КАВУН)
Writing credits : Andrey KAVUN (Андрей КАВУН)
Aleksandr BALUEV (Александр БАЛУЕВ) ...Vladimir Sharpatov
Aleksandr GOLUBEV (Александр ГОЛУБЕВ)
Vladimir MASHKOV (Владимир МАШКОВ) ...Gazimur Khayrulin
Andrey PANIN (Андрей ПАНИН) ...Aleksandr Zdor
Aleksandr ROBAK (Александр РОБАК)
Cinematography : Vladimir BASHTA (Владимир БАШТА)
Music : Darin SYSOEV (Дарин СЫСОЕВ)
Produced by : Ilya NERETIN (Илья НЕРЕТИН), Valery TODOROVSKY (Валерий ТОДОРОВСКИЙ)
Production : Rekun-Cinema
Film revenue in Russia : 14.868 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 04/02/2010
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2020-03-09, Site

Awards :
Second Award Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011

Plot synopsis
Drama / action.
1995. Afghanistan. a Russian cargo plane makes an emergency landing on an airfield in the capital of islamic terrorism – the city of Kandahar. Five russian pilots are taken hostage by taliban fanatics. They experience 378 days of hell. How do you not betray the fatherland if you are promised freedom in exchange? How do you not renounce your faith if you are granted life in exchange? How do you remain yourself – if this may cost you your life? The only way out is to run away. A plane awaits them at the airbase. On the runway there is a mine field; fighters aircraft are in the air; stingers are on the ground. But they have no other chance to return home …

Commentaries and bibliography
Andrei Kavun : Kandahar (Kandagar, 2010), Anindita BANERJEE,, 2010

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- War in contemporary Russian cinema, (France), 2022
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2020
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Cycle "Cinema against terrorism", Different cities (Russia), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Seville European Film Festival : SEFF, Seville (Spain), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010

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